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[texts]The lady's guide to perfect gentility, in manners, dress, and conversation ... also a useful instructor in letter writing ... etc. - Emily Thornwell ...
New York, Derby & Jackson; Cincinnati, H. W. Derby & co., 1857.
Keywords: Authors: E: Emily Thornwell ; Titles: T
Downloads: 2,713
[texts]Public dance halls, their regulation and place in the recreation of adolescents, - Ella Gardner ...
This pamphlet discusses the legislative regulation of public dance halls in twenty-eight states. Some of the regulations undertaken by the states include restrictions on attendance, hours of operation, supervision, and regulation of the physical and social conditions of the hall. The author also discusses some of the regulations and ordinances of 100 cities including one from Lincoln, Nebraska that required patrons to keep their bodies at least six inches apart.
Keywords: Authors: E: Ella Gardner ; Titles: P
Downloads: 1,299
[texts][The code of Terpsichore. The art of dancing, comprising its theory and practice, and a history of its rise and progress, from the earliest times ... by C. Blasis ... Translated under the author's immediate inspection - R. Barton]
This is one of several books written by Italian dancer, choreographer, and writer Blasis (1795-1878). It covers the history and theory of dance, pantomime, the composition of ballets, and contains a section devoted to social dances entitled "private dancing." Although much of the discussion on technique is identical to Blasis'S earlier treatise, Traité élémentaire théorique et pratique de l'art de la danse (1820), the manual is a comprehensive survey of ballet during the early nineteenth-cen...
Keywords: Authors: R: R. Barton]; Titles: [
Downloads: 2,554
[texts]Dancing, by Mrs. Lilly Grove, F.R.G.S., and other writers, with musical examples. Illustrated by Percy Macquoid and - numerous reproductions of engravings, prints and photographs.
Originally published in 1895, Mrs Grove's account of dance history was considered one of the most important books on dance during the late nineteenth century. Although based on previously published materials, the book maintained popularity for several decades. Using a formula employed by many writers, Mrs. Grove writes about the dances of antiquity, ritual dances, and the dances of "savages." The remainder of the book is devoted to the dance of many lands and cultures indcluding Scotland, Wales,...
Keywords: Authors: N: numerous reproductions of engravings, prints and photographs; Titles: D
Downloads: 2,840
[texts]The laws of etiquette; or, Short rules and reflections for conduct in society. - a gentleman
In a rapidly growing consumer market for etiquette manuals during the nineteenth century, this is an example of a manual that attempts to reinforce the authority of its contents by suggesting legal foundations in its title as well as the qualifications of its author, in this case "A Gentleman." The straightforward chapters include "Good Breeding," "Dress," "Balls," and "Funerals." Reissued throughout the 1840s, much of the manual is a paraphrasing to earlier texts.
Keywords: Authors: A: a gentleman; Titles: T
Downloads: 1,423 2.00 out of 5 stars2.00 out of 5 stars(1 review)
[texts]The fashionable dancer's casket; or, The ball-room instructor ... - Charles Durang ...
Although Charles Durang was a well-known Philadelphia dancing teacher and the son of famed American dancer John Durang, very little of this manual originates from the pen of the author. He acknowledges that the dances contained in the book are by the "celebrated teachers of Paris and London." Additionally, the sections on etiquette, deportment, and dress stem from "Mrs. Henderson's treatise." The manual includes descriptions of the popular ballroom dances of the day--quadrilles, polka, waltz, sc...
Keywords: Authors: C: Charles Durang ; Titles: T
Downloads: 443
[texts]An account of the trial of social dance.
The author of this work claims to be pastor of the Reformed Churches of Marbletown and North Marbletown as well as a lawyer. In this manual, Davis takes a novel approach in preaching his antidance position, which he calls "The Trial of Social Dance ... The only King and Potentate, Jesus Christ vs. Social Dance." The jury for this "trial" is composed of "The Public Conscience." "Witnesses" include Mr...
Keywords: Authors: :; Titles: A
Downloads: 1,028 3.00 out of 5 stars3.00 out of 5 stars3.00 out of 5 stars(3 reviews)
[texts]Traité de la danse, contenant la théorie et l'histoire des danses anciennes et modernes, avec toutes les figures les plus nouvelles du cotillon, - Desrat. Illustré de nombreuses gravures.
Desrat begins his work with a description of dances that were still in vogue at the turn of the century: Boston waltz, cake walk, Berlin, pas de patineurs, and Washington-Post (a two step). A history of ancient dance follows and the discussion begins with Greek and Roman origins; this is followed by a discussion of "modern dances," which Desrat describes as pavane, gavotte, branle, and the minuet. Much of Desrat's historical text is borrowed heavily from previously published sources including É...
Keywords: Authors: D: Desrat. Illustré; de nombreuses gravures; Titles: T
Downloads: 1,421
[texts]Dancers and dancing; a calm and rational view of the dancing question, - Pastor J. M. Hubbert ...
At first glance, Hubbert appears to be presenting both pro and con agruments regarding the suitability of dancing. However, the discussion is weighted toward the common discourse found in this genre of antidance literature. Hubbert argues that although dance was practiced in biblical times, it was performed by and for women. Additionally, he concludes that dance is bad for the health and a waste of time and money.
Keywords: Authors: P: Pastor J. M. Hubbert ; Titles: D
Downloads: 1,057 3.00 out of 5 stars3.00 out of 5 stars3.00 out of 5 stars(1 review)
[texts]Traité de la danse; seul guide complet renfermant 200 danses différentes de salons, grands bals, sociétés, théâtre, concert, province et étranger, avec 500 dessins et figures explicatives, - Eug. Giraudet ... suivi d'un appendice contenant environ 30 danses diverses pour piano.
This is the seventeenth edition of a popular French manual that was revised into a larger edition in the mid-1880s entitled La danse, la tenue, le maintein... The manual gives a short history of dance, appropriate etiquette, and describes many of the popular ballroom dances such as the waltz, quadrille, and polka. However, the Giraudet includes many curious dances, schottisch polkée sautée, ganlovienne, and a tarentelle for twelve performers, as well as several dances from previous centuries s...
Keywords: Authors: E: Eug. Giraudet ... suivi d'un appendice contenant environ 30 danses diverses pour piano; Titles: T
Downloads: 902
[texts]Dances of to-day, - Albert W. Newman ... an expert's full directions, with illustrations and diagrams, for learning or teaching the tango, hesitation, one-step, Boston, maxixe and all other modern dances.
Declaring his book to be the "absolute authorith on modern dancing," Newman describes a large selection of the most popular ragtime dances including the Castle Walk, Castle Glide, one step, horse trot, tango, maxixe, and lame duck. The manual is enhanced with line drawings and photographs and contains music for the "Newman Tango.
Keywords: Authors: A: Albert W. Newman ... an expert's full directions, with illustrations and diagrams, for learning or teaching the tango, hesitation, one-step, Boston, maxixe and all other modern dances; Titles: D
Downloads: 645
[texts]Beadle's dime ball-room companion and guide to dancing. Comprising rules of etiquette, hints on private parties, toilettes for the ball-room, etc. Also, a synopsis of round and square dances, dictionary of French terms, etc.
This manual is typical of books that were assembled by publishers to be dissminated to a broad mass market. It is a compilation of many treatises covering etiquette, dress and demeanor, and describes the popular ballroom dances of the era--quadrille, waltz, schottisch, and polka.
Keywords: Authors: :; Titles: B
Downloads: 506
[texts]The tango, as standardized and taught by the representative dancing masters of the North American continent; tango two-step, hesitation waltz, Boston glide, one-step, described by Miss Eileen Swepstone ... illustrated - Miss Swepstone and Mr. Bernard Tweedale.
This pamphlet on the tango, claimed by its author to have been "shorn of crudities which caused it to be criticized," describes a variety of steps and step combinations.
Keywords: Authors: M: Miss Swepstone and Mr. Bernard Tweedale; Titles: T
Downloads: 637
[texts]Masquerades, tableaux and drills ...
This manual provides step-by-step instructions, augmented by numerous illustrations, for giving masquerades, conducting tableaux, and creating "fancy drills." Costumes, hair styles, and accessories are included for Calico and Martha Washington balls, Joan of Arc, a football player, Beau Brummel, and a shepherdess. Additionally, the manual provides suggestions for tableaux scenes and living pictures ("pose plastique").
Keywords: Authors: :; Titles: M
Downloads: 532
[texts]La danse, la tenue, le maintien, l'hygiène & l'éducation, seul guide complet approuvé par l'Académie; renfermant 1.000 danses de tous les pays du monde pour salons, grands bals, sociétés, théâtre, con - Eugène Giraudet ...
Paris [1885?]-1900.
Keywords: Authors: E: Eugè; ne Giraudet ; Titles: L
Downloads: 1,087
[texts]Traité pratique et théorique de la danse, - Edmond Bourgeois.
As was common practice during the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, much of this text was borrowed from other writers. The author begins with a general history of dance and proceeds with an explanation of terms found in dance such as les grands battements and ronds de jambes. The manual contains directions for many Renaissance and Baroque dances including La Pavane, and, although the author quotes from Thoinot Arbeau's Orchesographie of 1588, the directions for performance are strictly a...
Keywords: Authors: E: Edmond Bourgeois; Titles: T
Downloads: 2,079
[texts]Guide du bon danseur, - le professeur B.-G. Bottallo ...
Paris [Imp. Jouve & cie] 1912.
Keywords: Authors: L: le professeur B.-G. Bottallo ; Titles: G
Downloads: 569
[texts]La danse. Comment on dansait, comment on danse. Technique de Mme Berthe Bernay ... notation musicale de MM. Francis Casadesus et Jules Maugué. Illustrations de M. Valvérane.
This manual is an extensive history of dance that incorporates many countries, cultures, and periods including Chinese, Hindu, Egyptian, Greek, ancient Gaul, European Renaissance, and Baroque. The manual also covers popular culture, peasant dance, and "foreign dance." The perspective of this manual is clearly nineteenth century, with little emphasis on historical fact. The point of view is clearly western, and this is evident in the music examples that accompany almost every country or culture's...
Keywords: Authors: :; Titles: L
Downloads: 2,481
[texts]La danse des salons / par Cellarius ; dessins de Gavarni ; gravés - Lavieille.
Originally published in 1847, the manual provides important information on mid-nineteenth-century ballroom dance. Following a format utilized by many manuals, the work begins with introductory comments on dance, followed by a description of the French quadrille. This is folllowed by discussion of round dances--the polka, numerous waltzes including waltze à trois temps and waltze à deux temps--as well as steps and figures for another type of quadrille known as the mazurka quadrille...
Keywords: Authors: L: Lavieille; Titles: L
Downloads: 759
[texts]Handbook of ball-room dancing, by Paymaster-Commander A. M. Cree, R.N., with an introduction - George Grossmith; illustrated with diagrams.
This manual is designed as a self-teacher for those who cannot or, according to the author, are unwilling to attend dance classes. Additionally, Cree declares the most popular dances to be the Lame Duck Valse, valse, one step, foxtrot, and lancers. Although he includes instructions for a Three Step or Straight Jazz, and a Tango Valse, the manual does not reflect dances that were being performed during the late teens.
Keywords: Authors: G: George Grossmith; illustrated with diagrams; Titles: H
Downloads: 2,131
[texts]Nouveau manuel complet de la danse; ou, Traité théorique et pratique de cet art depuis les temps les plus reculés jusqu'à nos jours, - Blasis ...
Although attributed to Italian dancer, choreographer, and writer Carlo Blasis, this manual contains an abridgement of Blasis's writing on the subject of social dance as published in The Code of Terpsichore (1830). The manual's discussion of specific dances is augmented by M. Lemaitre and includes quadrilles, the waltz, polka, schottisch, polka-mazurka, redowa and cotillon.
Keywords: Authors: B: Blasis ; Titles: N
Downloads: 733
[texts]The art of dancing, historically illustrated. To which is added a few hints on etiquette; also, the figures, music, and necessary instruction for the performance of the most modern and approved dances ... - Edward Ferrero.
Although much of the material in this manual is borrowed from the dance writings of Charles Durang, it remains an important source for the study of mid-nineteenth-century ballroom dance. Unlike other contemporary writers, Ferrero devotes more than eighty pages to the origins of dance and a history of European and Native American dance. The remaining part of the manual concerns ballroom etiquette and descriptions of numerous dances including the quadrille, waltz, polka, schottisch, varsovienne, p...
Keywords: Authors: E: Edward Ferrero; Titles: T
Downloads: 750
[texts]A study in modern dance positions, - G. Hepburn Wilson ...
This short manual consists of a series of photographs and accompanying text that show the correct positions for dance, for example the placement of the lady's left hand upon the gentleman's right shoulder in waltzing. Several of the photographs also show the incorrect way of holding one's partner.
Keywords: Authors: G: G. Hepburn Wilson ; Titles: A
Downloads: 1,037
[texts]Tratado dos principaes fundamentos da dança, obra muito util, naõ sómente para esta mocidade, que quer aprender a dançar bem, mais ainda para as pessoas honestas, e polidas, as quaes ensina as regras para bem andar, saudar, e f
Portuguese dancing master Bonem's manual borrows from the work of contemporary French sources, including dancing masters Guillaume-Louis Pecour and Pierre Rameau. The manual's fourteen chapters focus on dance in the court of Louis XIV and include discussion on feet positions, bows appropriate for various occasions, and the steps and arm positions for the minuet.
Keywords: Authors: :; Titles: T
Downloads: 451
[texts]Coulon's Hand-book; containing all the last new and fashionable dances, and also some important remarks on dancing & deportment ... - Coulon ...
This is an expanded version of a manual published under the same title in 1866. It it not known whether or not famed Paris dancing master Coulon actually participated in the assembly of this manual. Most of the manual is compilation from earlier sources. Demonstrating a growing late nineteenth--century interest in physical education, this new version adds a series of exercises to be performed with poles, dumb-bells, and elastics...
Keywords: Authors: C: Coulon ; Titles: C
Downloads: 395
[texts]The Highland fling and how to teach it, - Prof. Grant ... [Book no. 2]
This short pamphlet is devoted to the Highland Fling, described as a popular fancy dance, especially appropriate for children. The author gives four exercises and descriptions for eleven steps, many with multiple parts.
Keywords: Authors: P: Prof. Grant ... [Book no. 2]; Titles: T
Downloads: 551
[texts]Jig, clog, and breakdown dancing made easy, with sketches of noted jig dancers.
This book begins with a brief history of jig dancing and provides a chronology of jig and clog dancers from famed African-American dance Master Juba to Johnny Diamond and Dick Pelham. The manual also describes twenty steps including "heel and toe step," "shuffle,""clog break," and "plantation breakdown.
Keywords: Authors: :; Titles: J
Downloads: 552
[texts]The dance of modern society. - W. C. Wilkinson.
Unlike many other nineteenth-century antidance writers who base their arguments on Scripture, Wilkinson asks that his readers formulate their opinions on reason, conscience, and common sense. In fact, Wilkinson argues that he is not an enemy of dance and declares it to be perfectly innocent. His argument is against the "modern manner of dancing" that requires expensive clothing and the "massing together of a jostling crowd of mute or merely gibbering animals." Thus, he summarizes, dancing does n...
Keywords: Authors: W: W. C. Wilkinson; Titles: T
Downloads: 678
[texts]The amateur's vademecum. A practical treatise on the art of dancing ... - E. B. Reilley ...
Reilley's work is a typical example of dance manuals published during the last quarter of the nineteenth century. Whereas previous manuals often had many pages devoted to etiquette and deportment, Reilly devotes but two paragraphs noting that he was leaving the rest to the "good sense and nature" of his readers. The manual provides an extensive history of dance from the Greeks and Romans to the courts of Italy and France to the dances of aboriginal American Indians...
Keywords: Authors: E: E. B. Reilley ; Titles: T
Downloads: 381
[texts]Histoire anecdotique et pittoresque de la danse chez les peuples anciens et modernes ... - F. Fertiault ...
Large portions of this manual on the history of dance are borrowed from other sources including Mme Élise Voiart's Essai sur la danse. The author begins with an examination of Greek and Roman dance and continues through the court dances of Louis XII and Catherine de Médicis. The discussion on French theatrical dance includes mention of two well-known ballerinas, Fanny Elssler and Fanny Cerrito. A wide range of Renaissance and Baroque dances is discussed including the gavotte, pavane, sarabande...
Keywords: Authors: F: F. Fertiault ; Titles: H
Downloads: 561
[texts]Essai sur la danse antique et moderne ... - Mme Élise Voiart.
All of Mme. Voiart's manual is devoted to the history of dance. Quoting heavily from many previously published materials, including a number of travelogues, this book discusses the origins of dance and devotes a chapter each to Greek and Roman dance. The second part of the book discusses transition to what the author terms "modern dance," in this case the court dances of France. In examining the dances of the French Baroque court, Mme...
Keywords: Authors: M: Mme É; lise Voiart; Titles: E
Downloads: 724
[texts]How to lead the german.
Devoted entirely to the performance of the German, a popular group dance that consisted of figures or party games. The manual provides instructions for the leader and appropriate etiquette for guests, who are admonished to pay attention to the leader, but, at the same time are warned against "a too dignified deportment," considered disastrous to the general "gratification." Directions for one hundred sixteen figures are given.
Keywords: Authors: :; Titles: H
Downloads: 250
[texts]De la danse. - Moreau de Saint-Méry ...
This manual describes a colonial view of the history of dance in the West Indies, focusing on the dance of Creoles. Moreau de Saint-Méry (1750-1819), discusses the effects of slavery and the African roots for such dances as the chica and notes that contredanses and minuets were also performed.
Keywords: Authors: M: Moreau de Saint-Mé; ry ; Titles: D
Downloads: 346
[texts]The art of dancing; its theory and practice, by F. Leslie Clendenen. Drawings - Mrs. Clendenen. Intended for amateurs as well as for professional teachers ...
This manual is a good example of the emphasis placed on physical fitness during the early twentieth century and, dancing master Clendenen notes "we have just won the greatest war known in history ... by efficiency, and physical excellence." The manual encourages teachers to instruct children "correct dancing and health movements." Clendenen describes a wide panorama of movement including pantomime and dramatic posture dances, Greek dancing, Hawaiian arm and Italian body exercises, rhythmic danci...
Keywords: Authors: M: Mrs. Clendenen. Intended for amateurs as well as for professional teachers ; Titles: T
Downloads: 581
[texts]A full description of modern dances. - C. H. Rivers.
Unlike earlier manuals that contained detailed information on etiquette, this manual reflects the trend of late nineteenth-century manuals to shorten or eliminate such information. This manual contains only one-third of a page of etiquette. Dances described include the waltz (with reversing steps), polka, schottisch, polka redowa, polka mazurka, galop, quadrilles, contra dances ("Scilian Circle," "Spanish Dance" and "Rustic Reel")...
Keywords: Authors: C: C. H. Rivers; Titles: A
Downloads: 410
[texts]The quadrille and cotillion panorama, or, Treatise on quadrille dancing, in two parts: with an explanation, in French and English, of all the quadrille & cotillion figures generally adopted, as described by diagrams on the plate, - Thomas Wilson ...
Originally published c. 1818, this second edition of 1822 contains an opening three-color-fold-out and nine plates. In this treatise, Wilson analyzes the figures and components of the quadrille--a figured ballroom dance for four couples facing each other, popular throughout the nineteenth century. Divided into two parts, the manual provides suggestions for music and steps, concluding with an alphabetical list of technical terms used in quadrilles...
Keywords: Authors: T: Thomas Wilson ; Titles: T
Downloads: 638
[texts]Dancing and its relations to education and social life, with a new method of instruction ... - Allen Dodworth.
Dancing master and composer Dodworth's manual was originally published in 1885 and "new and enlarged" editions were reissued in 1888, 1900, 1902, and 1905. In this manual, Dodworth gives his perspective on fifty years of changes in social dance. The book covers the galop, racket, waltz and knickerbocker, bows, quadrilles, the minuet, Virginia reel, and two hundred fifty figures for the German (also known as the cotillon)...
Keywords: Authors: A: Allen Dodworth; Titles: D
Downloads: 432
[texts]The treasures of Terpsichore; or, A companion for the ballroom. Being a collection of all the most popular English country dances, arrange alphabetically, with proper figures to each dance. - T. Wilson ...
One of several treatises devoted to English country dancing by Thomas Wilson, dancing master to the King's Theatre, this manual consists of an alphabetical listing of country dances and their figures. Lamenting the present state of country dancing, the author fears "it [will] be perverted into a chaos of riot and confusion" (p.iii). Wilson's other manuals on the subject contain detailed text, tables, and diagrams to explain the figures...
Keywords: Authors: T: T. Wilson ; Titles: T
Downloads: 549
[texts]Call book of modern quadrilles ... Arranged and explained - Herman A. Strassburg, jr. ...
The author of this manual declares that "every person should be able to dance ... quadrilles without the aid of a 'caller.'" Unlike other contemporary call books, Strassburg provides the calls as well as a brief description of the figures. The work also includes three waltz quadrilles (one is set for three couples) that are credited to the well-known dancing master E. W. Masters of Boston.
Keywords: Authors: H: Herman A. Strassburg, jr. ; Titles: C
Downloads: 421
[texts]The dance, ancient and modern / translated from the French - Arabella E. Moore.
Translated from French by Arabella E. Moore, this is an example of the growing body of historiographical texts that began to appear in the late 1890s into the turn of the twentieth century. The work borrows heavily from previously published materials for sections on primitive and ancient dances. As with other authors of this era, "modern dances" are considered to be pavane, gavot, rigodon, and minuet...
Keywords: Authors: A: Arabella E. Moore; Titles: T
Downloads: 509
[texts]The prompter: containing full descriptions of all the quadrilles, figures of the german cotillon, etc. Designed for the assistance of the pupils of Wm. B. De Garmo ...
Like many other nineteenth-century dance manuals, much of the material in The prompter comes from previously published materials. The treatise opens with a brief discussion of etiquette and continues with figures for quadrilles. Additionally, the manual discusses "Le quadrille Français," De Garmo's terminology for English country dances, and gives eighty-seven figures for the cotillon, a popular group dance that takes the form of a series of party games.
Keywords: Authors: :; Titles: T
Downloads: 289
[texts]From the ball-room to hell. - T. A. Faulkner ...
This antidance treatise, written by an ex-dancing master, is devoted to condemning the waltz. Some of the chapter titles include "From the Ball-Room to the Grave," "Abandoned Women the Best Dancers," and "The Approval of Society is no Proof Against the Degradation.
Keywords: Authors: T: T. A. Faulkner ; Titles: F
Downloads: 605
[texts]The modern dances, how to dance them, - Caroline Walker; complete instructions for the tango, the Castle walk, the walking Boston, the hesitation waltz, the dream waltz.
In her introduction, Walker strongly defends the new dance trends of the ragtime era and provides instructions for the tango, Castle Walk, Walking Boston, Hesitation Waltz, and Dream Waltz. A series of photographs and diagrams is included.
Keywords: Authors: C: Caroline Walker; Titles: T; Instructions
Downloads: 628
[texts]The modern dance and what shall take its place.
This manual consists of a sermon presented at Saint Luke's Lutheran Church, on 13 February 1921 in Centre Hall, Pennsylvania. This antidance work argues that dance is injurious to the health, is usually accompanied by drinking alcohol, and forces young men to stray from serious reflection and prayer. Typical of this genre of literature, the book contains testimonials from numerous denominations including the Roman Catholic Church, Episcopal Church, Baptist Church, Presbyterian Church, and the Me...
Keywords: Authors: :; Titles: T
Downloads: 431
[texts]Modern dancing / by Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Castle ; introduction - Elisabeth Marbury.
New York : World Syndicate Co., c1914.
Keywords: Authors: E: Elisabeth Marbury; Titles: M
Downloads: 681
[texts]Letters on dancing, reducing this elegant and healthful exercise to easy scientific principles ... By E. A. Théleur ... Illustrated by twenty-four copper-plate engravings, - Stewart, Halpin, Hicks and Read ...
This manual is considered one of the most important discussions regarding the style and steps of early Romantic ballet. A dancer and dancing master, Théleur (née Taylor; fl. c. 1817-c.1844), wrote his manual in the form of a series of thirteen letters that includes a brief history of dance as well as a section devoted to social dance. The book is enhanced by full-page prints, including illustrations of dancers on full pointe...
Keywords: Authors: S: Stewart, Halpin, Hicks and Read ; Titles: L
Downloads: 479
[texts]American dancing master, and ball-room prompter : containing about five hundred dances ... - Elias Howe ...
This is one of several manuals credited to the well-known American inventor, Elias Howe. Like many nineteenth-century dance manuals, it is a compilation of other sources and assembled by a publisher. The book begins with a brief etiqutte of the ballroom and continues with information on th supper room and how to arrange balls. The work also discusses many popular group dances including the quadrille, country dance, and German or parlor cotillon as well as round dances--polka, schottisch, esmeral...
Keywords: Authors: E: Elias Howe ; Titles: A
Downloads: 624
[texts]La danse et la gymnastique, - Raymond Duncan; conférence faite le 4 mai 1914, à l'Université hellénique, Salle de géographie ...
Originally an address, given by the brother of famed dancer, Isadora Duncan, at a conference in May 1914 at the Université Hellenique, Duncan discusses the renaissance and importance of gymnastics and the systems of physical culture based on Greek models.
Keywords: Authors: R: Raymond Duncan; confé; rence faite le 4 mai 1914, à; l'Université; hellé; nique, Salle de gé; ographie ; Titles: L
Downloads: 636
[texts]The royal ball-room guide and etiquette of the drawingroom, containing the newest and most elegant dances and a short history of dancing. - Rudolph Radestock ...
Like other nineteenth-century dance manuals, this is a compilation of earlier writings. The book provides a short history of dance, positions of the feet, glossary of French terms, and suggestions for giving balls including an admonishment to have enough waiters at the supper table. Indicating the decade's growing interest in elaborate balls, Radestock suggests one waiter for each two persons. The section on etiquette has been reduced to thirty-three short rules and the manual describes most of ...
Keywords: Authors: R: Rudolph Radestock ; Titles: T
Downloads: 735
[texts]The social dance, - Dr. R. A. Adams.
This antidance treatise is divided into four parts. The first part discusses the physical effects of the dance and the author concludes that habitual dancers are sick more often and women are more prone to "female weaknesses." The second section focuses on the dangers of dance on the mind and concludes that many girls fail in school because they dance too much. In the Third section, the author argues that dance is immoral and "fires the passions of young women." The concluding section is devoted...
Keywords: Authors: D: Dr. R. A. Adams; Titles: T
Downloads: 640
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